Moss Creek Road Cut (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Pennsylvania (40.7° N, 78.8° W: paleocoordinates 9.3° S, 18.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pottsville Formation, Westphalian (318.1 - 306.9 Ma)

• "From shales about 40' below B coal" Handlirsch, 1906

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, carbonaceous shale and anthracite

• Appalachian foreland basin
• piece of carbonaceous shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by H. Burrows; reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: A. Handlirsch. 1906. Revision of American Paleozoic insects. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 29(1441):661-820 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 125548: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 14.03.2012

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Blattodea - Archimylacridae
Plagioblatta campbelli n. sp. Handlirsch 1906 cockroach
USNM 35391